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Upgrade to the high-life for less
Manchester is a city stuffed full of great bars, but Cloud23 is a little different. You won't find it by the canalside, or on a busy street like Oxford Road, or even tucked away in some cool little cellar. To find Cloud23 you need to set your eyes skyward!
Nestled snugly on the 23rd floor of Manchester's iconic Beetham Tower, Cloud23 is the place for you if you are in the mood for top notch drinks, an elegant atmosphere and a view of the city that simply cannot be beat! Rising 168 metres from Manchester's famous Deansgate, the Beetham Tower was constructed in 2006 and has already become one of Manchester's most famous landmarks.
The spectacular Beetham Tower
This January you can live the high-life – literally – for less with Cloud23's promotional offer. To claim their handy 23% discount on your entire bill, simply call them up on 0161 870 1670 to make an advance booking, and quote the "Jan23%off" promotional code. The offer is not available on weekends.
Cloud23's Zacapa Experience provides another reason for you to leave the terrestrial world behind you and take an elevator to the stars this January. Held in the bar's swanky Zeus Lounge, the Zacapa Experience is named after Guatemalan rum label, Ron Zacapa, which produces award-winning premium rum from its base in the Central American nation.
The Zacapa Experience takes the form of a three course meal, but with an alcoholic twist. In place of the standard courses of starter, main and dessert, Cloud23's rum experts select a suitably flavoured rum-based drink to represent each portion of the meal. Each course is served with a side order of food to perfectly compliment the drink. You might find crusty bread, freshly smoked almonds, feta cheese or subtly spiced chorizo brought to your table, each having been specifically chosen to augment your rum sampling experience.
The Cloud23 team launched their Zacapa Experience in conjunction with Ron Zacapa back in 2013, and the bar is currently the only establishment in the UK hosting such an event.
Rum connoisseurs take note: Ron Zacapa's Centenario is a slow-matured rum distilled from locally grown sugar cane honey. A team of experts are on hand to put their skills and experience to good use, pairing the perfect rum with the perfect side dish, making the Zacapa experience an exercise in unparelled luxury. Oh, and you get a cracking view of the Pennines on a clear day!